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Magnitogorsk: Baby found alive after block of flats explosion

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRescuers searched for survivors after a gas explosion in a Russian apartment block Rescuers in the central Russian city of Magnitogorsk have pulled an 11-month-old baby from the rubble of an apartment block, which was destroyed by an explosion on Monday. The infant is in critical condition and is being taken to hospital, Tass news agency quotes officials as saying. Eight bodies have been found so far in the ruins of the building, amid fears the death toll will rise. Officials in…

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‘Heads – it’s yours!’ London meat market keeps Christmas Eve auction alive

LONDON (Reuters) – Fresh meat was selling like hot cakes at Smithfield Market’s Christmas Eve public auction on Monday, with auctioneers running up and down makeshift catwalks and handing over turkeys and huge cuts of beef and pork in return for 20-pound notes. The auction began around 150 years ago as a way for traders to get rid of their leftover produce at the end of the year. More recently it has morphed into a popular annual event, with members of the public snapping up premium cuts of meat that…

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Demi Lovato says she is ‘sober’ and ‘lucky to be alive’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lovato has been largely absent from the public eye since a reported overdose Demi Lovato has said she feels “lucky to be alive” and has hit out at tabloids in a series of tweets about her health and recovery on Friday. The singer was taken to hospital in July for an apparent drug overdose and has undergone rehab treatment since. In a series of posts, Lovato confirmed she was now sober and urged fans not to trust what they read in the media. “If…

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France and Germany aim to keep digital tax alive with new proposal: source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – France and Germany sought on Monday to salvage a proposed EU tax on big digital firms by narrowing the focus to cover only companies’ online advertising revenue, a European source said. FILE PHOTO: French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire attends a session of the National Assembly in Paris, November 27, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo The two countries will try to agree a text to put to other EU countries when finance ministers meet on Tuesday in Brussels to discuss a digital tax. In March, the European Union’s…

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Tennis: France stay alive in Davis Cup final after doubles win

LILLE, France (Reuters) – France kept their Davis Cup final hopes alive as Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat Croatian pair Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 6-4 6-4 3-6 7-6(3) in a tense doubles battle in the Stade Pierre Mauroy on Saturday. Tennis – Davis Cup Final – France v Croatia – Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, France – November 24, 2018 France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut celebrate winning their doubles match against Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Yannick Noah’s champions had their backs against the wall…

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Roger Federer beats Dominic Thiem to keep alive ATP Finals hopes

Roger Federer is chasing a 100th career title at the ATP Finals Roger Federer recovered from his first-match nightmare to keep alive his hopes at the ATP Finals with a comfortable victory over Dominic Thiem. Switzerland’s Federer, knowing defeat would mean he would not advance from his group, beat the Austrian 6-2 6-3. The six-time champion had slumped to a shock defeat by Kei Nishikori on Sunday but he cut down on his errors to win. Next up for Federer on Thursday is Kevin Anderson, who beat Nishikori 6-0 6-1…

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Celtic 2-1 RB Leipzig: Edouard strike earns victory and keeps Europa League knockout hopes alive

Odsonne Edouard tapped in Celtic’s winner just a minute after Leipzig had equalised Celtic scored 14 seconds after conceding to secure a dramatic victory over RB Leipzig to keep their Europa League dreams on track. Leipzig’s Jean-Kevin Augustin equalised with a header on 78 minutes but straight from the restart Odsonne Edouard struck to give Brendan Rodgers’ men the win. Knowing defeat could have eliminated them with two games to go, Kieran Tierney had put the hosts ahead early on. Celtic sit third in Group B, level with Leipzig, but…

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Tottenham 2-1 PSV: Harry Kane scores to keep Champions League hopes alive

Harry Kane has 12 Champions League goals from 14 appearances for Tottenham Harry Kane inspired a dramatic late comeback by Tottenham to keep their Champions League hopes alive with victory over PSV Eindhoven at Wembley. Spurs were on the way out with 12 minutes left as they trailed to Luuk de Jong’s towering header, powered past goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, in for suspended Hugo Lloris, after 61 seconds. Tottenham were then frustrated by a superb display from PSV keeper Jeroen Zoet, who kept them at bay with a mixture of brilliance…

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Olympics: Calgary 2026 Games bid still alive after vote

(Reuters) – Calgary’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics remained alive after city council voted to proceed on Wednesday but hurdles remain with a Nov. 13 plebiscite still to be cleared. The bid had appeared dead on Tuesday after Calgary’s Olympic assessment committee recommended the city scrap plans over a funding row with the Canadian federal government. But it was brought back to life when the 15-member council allowed the bid to go forward by one vote. It was a heart-stopping victory for pro-Olympic backers, with councilors voting 8-7…

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Film Study: Seahawks ‘D’ alive and kicking

Earl Thomas’ injury in Week 4 was supposed to be a deathblow for the Seahawks’ defense, at least in 2018. Oct 28, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; (Left to right) Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tre Flowers (37) cornerback Justin Coleman (28) and cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) celebrate after a turnover during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Already struggling, the unit lost a three-time All-Pro and the piece that tied together its Cover-3-heavy scheme. But after nearly pinning down the high-flying Rams…

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